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This month’s Meet the Maryland Hokie is Meagh Graham, Redshirt Senior  Goalie for the Lacrosse Team


 

 

  • What part of Maryland are you from?
    • I am from Rockville Maryland
  • Favorite thing to do in Maryland? Favorite place to visit?
    • My favorite thing to do is get Maryland crabs with my friends and family. I also enjoy going to Nats and Caps games when I can. My favorite place to visit in Maryland is Annapolis.
  • How did you first learn about Virginia Tech?
    • I first learned about Virginia Tech through the recruiting process. I had always known it was an ACC school but I didn’t know too much about the school until I visited for lacrosse. When I first stepped on campus I knew this was the place for me.
  • Why did you chose Virginia Tech? Did you have a connection to VT prior to deciding?
    • I chose Virginia Tech because I loved the Hokie pride that everyone had and the sense of serving others within the community. No, I did not have any connection to VT before hand unfortunately.
  • Who recruited you to Virginia Tech?
    • The previous coaching staff recruited me to Virginia Tech. (Megan Burker, Lindsey Lewis)
  • What is your major and why did you choose it?
    • My degree is in Communications (specifically focusing on Public Relations). I chose that major because I have always taken an interest in the Public Relations field and would love to pursue a career in it one day.
  • What is your greatest on-field/sports memory?
    • My greatest sports memory was beating Boston College last year. It was my first career ACC win and was such an exciting game.
  • How has being a student athlete added to your experience at Tech?
    • Being a student athlete at Virginia Tech has truly been a blessing and an honor. I get the opportunity to represent my school on and off the field, which is such an incredible experience. I feel that people are so willing to help me out if I need it and we are offered so many useful resources to help us succeed.
  • How has being a student athlete prepared you for life after graduation?
    • I think the biggest way that being a student athlete has helped me for life after graduation is learning how to manage my time wisely. It is so important for student athletes to succeed not only on the field but also especially in the classroom. Our schedules can be very hectic sometimes so understanding the value of managing our time is key.
  • Are there any other activities (clubs, student organizations, volunteer activities, etc.) in which you have been involved during your time at Virginia Tech? If so, tell us about them.
    • Our team does some community service throughout the year, which is always a great way to help others within the community. I was a member of PRSSA for a while and was truly a wonderful experience.
  • Is there a particular faculty member, administrator, local citizen, etc. that you’ve had the good fortune to meet during your time at Virginia Tech who has really inspired or challenged you in some way? If so, who was that person and in what way have they made an impact on you?
    • Throughout my time at Virginia Tech I have had the privilege of learning from so many wonderful and brilliant professors. Many of them truly impacted my academic career here, however one faculty member really sticks out in my mind. Dale Jenkins was one of my favorite professors because he challenged me to become a better writer. I had always been a little bit insecure about my writing until he gave me the tools and the confidence that I needed to succeed.
  • What are your plans after graduation?  Do you think you will return to Maryland someday?
    • Ideally, I would love to move out to California after graduation. However, I am still searching for job opportunities. I know that I will live in Maryland again one day.
  • What do you do for fun when you have free time?
    • In my spare time I love hanging out with my friends and family. I love to travel whenever I get the chance. I enjoy going out to dinner with friends and hiking when we have the time.
  • What’s your favorite food?
    • Sushi
  • Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it and is there a story behind it?
    • Some of my teammates call me “Meggle” sometimes but there is really no story behind the name.
  • What type of music do you listen to? Favorite Artist?
    • I really love all types of music. Right now my favorite artist is Quinn XCII.
  • What does the Hokie Club mean to you and how has it impacted your time as a student athlete at Virginia Tech?
    • The Hokie Club has impacted my life tremendously. They have given me the opportunity to attend an amazing college where I can receive the best education and play the sport I love. Having the Hokie Club support me shows me that people take interest and care in what I’m doing currently and my future. It shows me that people believe in my abilities and that is truly a wonderful feeling. I feel very lucky to represent Virginia Tech and I can’t thank the Hokie Club enough for giving me this opportunity.
  • Do you have any message for the Hokies living in Maryland?
    • Let’s Go Hokies!